The 10 Most Common Regrets People Have At The End Of Their Life

This article may contain affiliate links, learn more.

When you are young, you always think you have plenty of time to do what you want to do.

We think we have endless amounts of time to mark things off your list of things to do; to make amends with people you had arguments with; to go back to school, get that dream job and live the life you’ve dreamed.

But, time is fleeting, as they say, and before you know it, you’re at the end of your life. I’m not saying this to make you depressed or anxious about growing old.

I’m saying this so that you WAKE UP and avoid these 10 most common regrets that people have at the end of their lives.

1. I wish I’d cared less about what other people think

woman sits on bleachers
Anthony Tran / Unsplash
Anthony Tran / Unsplash

People tend to care way too much about what other people think about them. The fact is, most of the time, those people you’re concerned about aren’t even thinking about you at all.

And, even if they are, why should it matter to you what they think? Are you hurting yourself or someone else by what you’re doing? Are you committing any crimes? Are you happy with your life?

It’s only when you realize how little other people are really thinking about you that you realize how much time and energy you wasted worrying about this.